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|Japanese Name=鷲城
|Japanese Name=鷲城
|Romaji Name=Washi-jo
|Romaji Name=Washi-jo
|Founder=Oyama clan (?)
|Founder=Oyama clan
|Year Founded=late Heian Period / early Kamakura Period
|Year Founded=late Heian Period / early Kamakura Period
|Castle Type=Flatland
|Castle Type=Flatland

Revision as of 11:58, 27 May 2018



The early history of the Washi Castle is unknown but records from a disturbance in 1380-1382 indicate Washi Castle as the main castle with satellite fortifications at Gion Castle, Chofuku Castle, and Nakakuki Castle. Sometime after this, Gion Castle became the main castle. Washi castle was likely used as a fortification of Gion Castle until they were abandoned in 1619.

Visit Notes

There really is not much to see here. There are 2 main large baileys with slight embankments and trenches around them. The second one is much farther out and I did not have time to visit. Together with Gion Castle and Nakakuki Castle this set of Oyama Clan Castles are designated National Historical Sites.

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Castle Profile
English Name Washi Castle
Japanese Name 鷲城
Founder Oyama clan
Year Founded late Heian Period / early Kamakura Period
Castle Type Flatland
Castle Condition Ruins only
Designations National Historic Site
Historical Period Pre Edo Period
Features trenches
Visitor Information
Access Oyama Sta. (JR Tohoku Line), 30 mins walk
Visitor Information park and temple grounds
Time Required 20 mins
Website https://www.tochigiji.or.jp/spot/6606/
Location Oyama, Tochigi Prefecture
Coordinates 36° 18' 16.85" N, 139° 47' 8.66" E
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Added to Jcastle 2018
Admin Year Visited 2018
Admin Visits April 30, 2018

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